The last time I had to install Arch was a year or so ago. Grub always gives me the most trouble but I prefer it over syslinux.
HOW CAN I GET GRUB TO RECOGNIZE MY ENCRYPTED VOLUME?
I get the GRUB rescue menu.
I have narrowed it down to two possibilities:
1.) Not recognizing the correct encrypted volume:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX= cryptdevice=/dev/sdaX:label root=/dev/mapper/vg-root
The last time, I guessed at it and got it to work but I actually want to know if this is correct. I read the Arch wiki and I get so criss-cross-referenced that I am unsure.
2.) Grub installed to the wrong folder in /boot
This was something that happened previously and I just made several copies of the .img to several folders inside /boot
/boot /boot/boot /boot/grub /boot/boot/arch /boot/boot/grub
And just to clarify, the /etc/mkinitcpio.conf looks like this:
HOOKS="base udev autodetect keymap keyboard encrypt lvm2 block filesystems fsck"